Men­tor­ing sum­mit

‘Amaz­ingly gen­er­ous tu­tors are back for their third year.’

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King Kapisi, Anika Moa and War­ren Maxwell are among more than 11 mu­sic tu­tors com­ing to Wanaka in May to men­tor bud­ding mu­si­cians.

The third an­nual Youth and Adults in the Mu­sic In­dus­try (YAMI) sum­mit pro­vides work­shops, sem­i­nars and show­cases for bud­ding mu­sic in­dus­try par­tic­i­pants. It is or­gan­ised by Lake Wanaka SouNZ Inc.

Also pro­vid­ing ex­pert men­tor­ing and ad­vice will be Ju­lia Deans, Barn­aby Weir, Lisa Tom­lins, Devin Abrams, Tali, Anna Cod­ding­ton, Bai­ley Wi­ley and Riki Gooch. More tu­tors will be an­nounced soon.

Sum­mit di­rec­tor Lynne Christie said par­tic­i­pants would work along­side the tu­tors and some would get a chance to per­form at the fi­nal night’s pub­lic show­case.

She was ‘‘might­ily de­lighted’’ with the line up of tu­tors.

‘‘Some of th­ese amaz­ingly gen­er­ous tu­tors are back for their third year.’’

For­mer Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege stu­dent Con­nor Moore has al­ready signed up for her third sum­mit. She is study­ing to­wards a Bach­e­lor of Com­mer­cial Mu­sic at Massey Univer­sity.

‘‘Yami con­tin­ues to in­spire me. Be­ing sur­rounded by peo­ple with the same pas­sion for mu­sic is a huge mo­ti­va­tion,’’ she said.

The May 13-14 sum­mit is open to peo­ple from ‘‘ten years to near­an­cient’’. It caters for about 150 peo­ple.

The sum­mit is a not-for-profit event sup­ported by the NZ Mu­sic Com­mis­sion, Air New Zealand, Massey Univer­sity, Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil, Recorded Mu­sic NZ, and Lake Wanaka Tourism.

Band Arma Del Amor per­formed at the open­ing of the 2016 sum­mit.

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